The Importance of Rain Gutters to your Roof and Home

Gutters

A rain gutter’s main purpose is to funnel water off the roof and away from the home. Too much water falling too close to your home can erode the soil around it, compromise the home’s foundation and wreak havoc if you have a basement. Additionally, if your roof doesn’t have enough clearance, rainwater that drips […]

Metal Roofs for your Home

Types of Metal Roofs

Whether you’re putting a roof on a new home, or your existing roof requires a total makeover, there are many materials available. But no matter what roof style you have, metal roofs can be an attractive option because of their longevity, minimal maintenance, and energy efficiency. And you can choose from tin, zinc, aluminum, copper, […]

What To Look For When Checking For Hail Damage

Hail damage, beyond the obvious is difficult to spot, especially if you aren’t sure what to look for. Hail can cause serious damage to your home and property. Here is a checklist for things to look for when inspecting for hail damage. Dented Gutters & Downspouts Look for dents and dings on gutters and downspouts. […]

What Perils Are Covered By A Homeowners Insurance Policy?

In the home insurance industry, perils refer to an “event that damages your home or belongings”. Many of these perils such as storm/hail damage, water damage, and fire can impact your roof. Your policy designates what perils are covered. Covered perils and events are often dependent on region. For example, homeowners insurance policies in Arizona […]

Homeowners Insurance and Hail Damage

Homeowners Insurance and Hail Damage

Hail is one of the most common causes of damage to homes, roofs, and cars. While hail is more common in parts of the country that experience humidity and frequent thunderstorms/tornadoes, it can strike anywhere. In 2017, hail damage affected more than 10.7 million properties and insured losses tipped the $10 billion mark in 2018. […]

How To Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

Make Your Roof More Energy Efficient

The new trend of a “living roof” is the ultimate in energy efficient and environmentally friendly roofing. While this isn’t workable for everyone depending on their home, location, and budget, there are several more economical ways to help decrease your energy bills by making a few alterations to your roof. Here are a few tips […]

Roofs and Homeowners Insurance

Roofs and Homeowners Insurance

When your roof is damaged, the first thing many homeowners do is check their homeowners insurance policy. Many extra and unexpected costs can occur due to how your policy is laid out and any limitations within the policy. Here are a few things to know when it comes to homeowners insurance and roof damage. Exclusions/Perils […]

Types of Shingles

Types of Shingles

If you’re looking to replace your roof, the options are seemingly endless. Technology has improved roofing options, but the tired and true options are still popular. When choosing a shingle material there are several things to consider such as climate, budget, available options, and your vision for your home. Each type of shingle comes with […]

2020 Roofing Trends

2020 Roofing Trends

Many homeowners like to stay up to date on the latest trends for design and home improvement, including one of the most important aspects of your home-the roof. Here are several roofing trends to look for in 2020. Metal Metal roofs have been around for a while, but are growing in popularity due to easy […]

Will Snow Collapse My Roof?

Will snow collpase my roof?

It’s officially winter and snow is imminent. The snow that collects on your roof can cause damage if it gets too heavy, and possibly leaks if there are holes if your roof or framing. Collapse is more common in areas that experience yearly heavy snowfall and occurs because of damage and/or poor design and construction. […]